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Old 05-08-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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Hi TN people!
My husband and I are thinking of relocating to Teneessee from Wisconsin. We like the 4 seasons, but would prefer a slightly milder climate (with less winter!!), and after much research on all the states, TN seems like the best fit for us.
We will be building an earthship house(Earthship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for those who don't know what that is), so we would need a county with few or no building codes/regulations.
We would like to buy at least 20 acres of land, with some forest, some open area, and some type of water (lake/pond/stream etc), that is in a rural location, but within 30-50 minutes of an interesting city. (by interesting, I mean somewhere that is into artsy stuff, music, different cuisines, farmers markets, etc...) The land would not need to have any utility hook-ups because of the type of house we are building, and we have a farily limited budget so the cheaper the better!
I have looked through several land for sale websites deleted, and found some interesting pieces of land for sale, but I thought I'd ask here as well and get the opinion of some local people!
Thanks in advance!! =) I look forward to hearing what you all have to say!

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Old 05-08-2011, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Have you been keeping up with Young Lisa's thread?

http://www.city-data.com/forum/tenne...tennessee.html

She and her husband have done this and documented their journey. It is a great learning resource.
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Johnson County and Unicoi County are good, rural and about an hour from Asheville. Most of the other counties around here in upper east TN are getting kinda crowded, but you might find something in very rural areas of Carter county.... just my 2c.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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Thank you both for the suggestions! I will go check out Lisa's thread =)
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:07 AM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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ive hopefully found my little spot down in southern mid tn...about an hour from florence AL in wayne county...seems to be very rural in that general area from our travels about...

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Old 05-10-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: at the foot of my mountain
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OMG, there are SO many Wisconsonites here, I have no doubt you'll be able to find more than plenty resources for your journey.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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haha I wonder why there are lots of people from WI?
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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haha I wonder why there are lots of people from WI?
I'm not sure I'd be willing to give up Leinenkugle Beer and REAL bratwurst just to have a milder winter.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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I'm not sure I'd be willing to give up Leinenkugle Beer and REAL bratwurst just to have a milder winter.
hee hee, well, I don't like beer so that's not a problem...but I do love brats...maybe I'll have to learn how to make my own! ~_^
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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Hmmm...I am looking at Cocke, Unicoi, Carter and Greene...any reason why one would be best? Anyone know how to find out about building codes? I know Cocke and Carter would be OK, but not sure about the other two...
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